ASSESSED COURSEWORK NUMBER ONE (25 %):
The assessment for this module consists of both examination [50% of module mark] and two course works [50% of module mark].
Discuss the following statement with approximately 2000 words. You should not use more than 2500 words.
‘Second Life will be the future of communications’
The deadline for submission of this work is 28 April 2011.
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Your written report will include some brief description of the Second Life (Definition, benefits, limitations, etc) and you can apply these description in one of your chosen company (e.g. IBM, Open University, etc).
Your report may take the form of a general discussion of the communications inside the organizations and the use of Second Life for communications with your expectations of the future communications’ channels.
Your discussion may include your analysis of some of the following:
[a] The purposes of the effective communications inside the organizations. You should make clear how the Second Life is intended to achieve these objectives.
[b] Alternative strategies (or communications’ channel) the company could have pursued to achieve similar aims, using other social and non-social channels.
[c] How use of communications has changed over time e.g. in nature and size of the activities undertaken, with some discussion on why these might have occurred.
[d] The current use of the... [continues]
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